Mission Active Older Adults Center
The Mission YMCA Active Older Adults Center, located in the Outer Mission and Excelsior Neighborhoods, provides social, nutritional, educational, and recreational activities to keep older adults actively involved in our community. Our weekly program include a daily lunch program, exercise classes, trips, special events, presentations and appointments with community professionals and health counseling. Come by and be part of all the fun! We are located on Mission Street, between Bosworth and Trumbull Street. If you have questions, or would like to find out more about our center, please call us at (415) 586-6900.
Project Open Hand
We offer lunch Monday through Friday at 11:40 AM and serve a nutritionally balance hot meal specially prepared for anyone over 65. There is no cost, but there is a suggested donation of $2.00 for lunch. Younger friends are welcome, also at no cost, but with a suggested donation of $6.00 for lunch. Reservations are required. You can reserve your meal by calling our reservation line and leaving a message at 415 452 7565.
San Francisco & Marin Food Bank
Every Tuesday the San Francisco Food Bank provides one bag of groceries and one bag of produce to low income seniors. For more information please call Genny Pinzon at 415 452 7581 with any questions.
Exercise your competitive spirit! Bingo games include Four Corners, Basket in the Corner, and Inside Picture Frame. You don’t want to miss this exciting action.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
12:30 pm-2:30 pm
Join us after lunch for a fun raffle! Every Wednesday and Friday at 12:15 pm.
Celebrate your birthday or the holidays amongst your Mission Y friends. Birthday and holiday celebrations are held once a month.
Upcoming Birthday Celebrations:
July Birthdays 7/20/18
August Birthdays 8/24/18
September Birthdays 9/28/18
October Birthdays 10/26/18
November Birthdays 11/30/18
December Birthdays 12/14/18
January Birthdays 01/25/19
February Birthdays 02/22/19
March Birthdays 03/29/19
We will provide you with a free lunch as well as a small gift from the Y. Don’t forget to reserve your lunch with Ivania by calling 415 452 7565.
Upcoming Holiday Celebrations Dates:
Holiday Lunch 12/21/18
New Year's Lunch and Live Music 12/28/18
Valentine's Day 02/23/19
If you are interested in participating, please contact: Genny at 415-452-7581; firstname.lastname@example.org
Trips & Excursions
The Mission YMCA provides a variety of trips, explore a new part of San Francisco or visit a new city - the possibilities are endless. Trips are open to YMCA members and Community Participants. Our trips fill up quickly so don’t delay in signing up! Registration is required. If you are new to our Y family and haven’t taken a trip with us before, please stop by our front desk to pick up a registration form prior to attending trips. Please note, reservations are not complete until payments are completed. Payments can be taken in person at the front desk at the Mission Y. Cash, Check and Credit Cards are all acceptable. Seats can be reserved upon payment and any other questions can be directed to Genny Pinzon 415 452 7581.
10/4/18 River Rock
11/1/18 Red Hawk
1/3/19 Cache Creek
2/17/19 Thunder Valley
3/7/19 Red Hawk
Please be at the Mission YMCA at 7:30 AM. The charter bus leaves promptly at 8:00 AM and returns approximately at 5:00 PM. The Mission Y does not have a parking lot and participants will need to locate street parking on adjacent streets.
$23 Facility Members | $27 Community Participants
Price includes transportation only.
Upcoming Field Trips
San Francisco Zoo
September 20, 2018 at 9:00 am
Apple Hill Farms, Camino, CA
October 18, 2018 at 8:00 am
SMUIN "The Christmas Ballet"
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
December 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm
For information about field trips and excursions, please contact (415) 586-6900.
Health & Wellness
Exercise and Wellness Classes
The Mission Y offers an array of exercise classes, all designed with you in mind. Starting January 1st, 2017, classes are $5 drop-in or $25 for unlimited exercise classes at the Mission YMCA. There is no additional cost to Facility Members or Silver and Fit Members, and we offer 2 free classes taught by City College professors.
9:30 AM-11:15 AM Mind Body and Tai Chi Chi - FREE
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Zumba (Please note this class is high intensity, please view our schedule page here for instructor info)
9:15 AM-10:00 AM Nia
10:00 AM-11:00 AM Health, Nutrition and Movement - FREE
1:00 PM-2:00 PM Line Dance
5:00 PM-6:00 PM Zumba (Please note this class is high intensity, please view our schedule page here for instructor info)
9:00 AM-10:00 AM Body Dynamics I - FREE
10:00 AM-11:00 AM Line Dance
6:00 PM-7:00 PM Hatha Yoga II
9:30 AM-10:30 AM Seated Yoga
10:30 AM-11:30 AM Zumba Gold
1:00 PM-2:00 PM Art for Older Adults - FREE
6:00 PM-6:50 PM Meditation
7:00 PM-8:00 PM Zumba
9:30 AM-10:30 AM Gentle Tai Chi
For the most up-to-date information, please visit our classes & Schedule page.
Free Health Screenings
Free health screenings are available to the community at the Mission YMCA on a drop-in basis. Come every month for a different screening: cholesterol, glucose, body mass index (BMI), and blood pressure. These screenings are made possible by Community Health Resource Center, and a generous contribution from Chevron and the Lisa & Douglas Goldman Fund.
When: Screenings are held every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month.
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
- 7/13/18 - Cholesterol
- 7/27/18 - Glucose
- 8/10/18 - Blood Pressure/BMI
- 8/24/18 - Cholesterol
- 9/14/18 - Glucose
- 9/28/18 - Blood Pressure/BMI
- 10/12/18 - Cholesterol
- 10/26/18 - Glucose
- 11/09/18 - Blood Pressure/BMI
- 11/19/18 - Cholesterol* (Rescheduled to a Monday due to the holiday)
- 12/14/18 - Glucose
- 12/28/18 - Blood Pressure/BMI
Health and Wellness Talks
Health Presentation: Can You Hear Me?
Date: Friday, August 17, 2018
Time: 10:45-11:45 am
Presented by Robert Miley, Au. D., Chief Audiologist
Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente
Meet Finnegan, a “Purebred Chorkie”, and snuggle super-hero who despite his small size, is a giant in the love department! Always the perfect buddy, Finn makes his every friend feel extra special.
Join us every 3rd Monday of the month.
Time: 11:00 AM-11:30 AM
Sponsored by: Animal Assisted Therapy Program of the SPCA
Health, Nutrition, and Movement Class - FREE
Time: 10:00 AM-11:20 AM
Tuesday, March 13 Getting Enough Magnesium could lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Tuesday March 20 Eat More Plant-based Foods
Tuesday, March 27 SPRING BREAK - No Class
Tuesday, April 3 Processed Foods: What’s OK and What to Avoid
Tuesday, April 10 Halt Pre-Diabetes with 5 Diet Tips
Tuesday, April 17 Folate
Tuesday, April 24 Organic Foods
Tuesday, May 1 DASH Eating Plan
Tuesday, May 8 Iron Rich Foods
Tuesday, May 15 Using Herbs
Tuesday, May 22 Calcium
This course develops formal artistic skills using acrylic, watercolor, pastel, color pencil and graphite. Beginning and advanced students will study and develop art techniques through drawing and the practice. Individual and group instruction includes composition, color mixing, and the proper use of brushes and substrates such as paper. No experience necessary, beginners are welcomed!
Date: Every Thursday
Time: 1:00 PM-3:15 PM
Please note: Students may need to supply their own materials.
Genny's priority is to provide a safe and welcoming place for active older adults, where they can socialize and take advantage of the health and wellness opportunities that the Y has to offer.